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Business Tax Seminars and Workshops Event Descriptions

The Department conducts FREE seminars/workshops to proactively inform participants of their State tax responsibilities. Find the seminar/workshop(s) listed below that best fits your needs and register today!

Current Seminars & Workshops Offered:

  • Business Tax Essentials (2 hours) This seminar will cover the basic requirements to help NC businesses understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a tax compliant business. Participants will learn about filing and administrative requirements, the basics of NC sales & use tax law, and the basics of NC withholding tax law in addition to receiving directions for completing sales tax and withholding returns and for filing and paying online. Agencies such as the  Secretary of State, Industrial Commission, Employment Security or Business Link NC may be present at dates noted below to deliver additional information.
  • Business Tax Workshop (2.5 hours) This workshop will familiarize participants with NC Tax Laws that are pertinent to businesses. Participants will receive a hands-on experience practicing filing sample tax returns in addition to receiving all information from the Business Tax Essentials Seminar (see above). For more detailed information, watch the Business Tax Workshop Video.
  • Sales and Use Tax Workshop (2 hours) This workshop will help participants better understand their sales and use tax obligations. Participants will receive a hands-on experience preparing sales and use tax returns in addition to learning about sales and use tax basics, about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and how to register an account. Sales and use tax law changes regarding capital improvements and repair, maintenance, and installation services will not be addressed in any depth during this workshop. If you have questions regarding this tax law change, please call our toll free number 1-877-252-3052.
  • Withholding 101 Workshop (2 hours) This workshop will give participants a better undestanding of state withholding tax requirements when hiring a new employee.  Participants will learn about the basics of state withholding taxes, how to register for an account, and how to fill out a return in addition to discussing when withholding is required for certain 1099 recipients. 
  • Nonprofit Claim for Refund Workshop (2 hours) This workshop will help qualifying nonprofits better understand the proper procedure for requesting a sales and use tax refund (reference G.S. 105-164.14(b) for more information about this tax law).  Participants will focus on the process for completing the Nonprofit and Governmental Entity Claim for Refund of State and County Sales and Use Taxes in addition to discussing sales and use tax due on admission charges to charitable events.  

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